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3:55 PM ET, December 6, 2023

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Patrick Marley / Washington Post:
Wisconsin Trump electors settle lawsuit, agree Biden won in 2020  —  MADISON, Wis. — In a legal settlement Wednesday, the 10 Republicans who signed official-looking paperwork falsely purporting Donald Trump won Wisconsin in 2020 have agreed to withdraw their inaccurate filings …
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Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
‘This Is Grim,’ One Democratic Pollster Says  —  The predictive power of horse-race polling a year from the presidential election is weak at best.  The Biden campaign can take some comfort in that.  —  But what recent surveys do reveal is that the coalition that put Biden in the White House …
Fox News:
Here are the top moments from Trump's ‘Hannity’ town hall  —  Trump touched on topics ranging from President Biden to dictatorships  —  Former President Trump joined Fox News' “Hannity” on Tuesday night for a town hall discussion on the GOP presidential primary, President Biden, dictatorships, and more.
Politico:
‘Test case’ for America: Colorado's top court poised to weigh Trump's eligibility to run again  —  A Wednesday argument brings the question of Trump's eligibility under the 14th Amendment one step closer to the Supreme Court.  —  The most potent effort to disqualify Donald Trump …
Washington Post:
Pro-Trump electors indicted in Nevada, the third state to issue charges  —  A Nevada grand jury on Wednesday charged six Republicans who claimed to be presidential electors in 2020 and submitted certificates to Congress falsely asserting that former president Donald Trump had won the election in their state.
Jill Colvin / Associated Press:
Trump declines to rule out abusing power to seek retribution if he returns to the White House
Jim Geraghty / Washington Post:   This Trump plan lost the Heritage Foundation. That's how bad it is.
Kevin McCarthy / Wall Street Journal:
My Next Chapter  —  I'm leaving the House but not the fight.  —  I'm an optimist.  How could I not be?  I'm the son of a firefighter.  For 17 years I've served in the same congressional seat—the same office in which I was once denied an internship.  Only in America.
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Washington Post:
Former speaker Kevin McCarthy will retire from Congress at end of year  —  Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the former House speaker who was ousted from his position in October in a revolt by hard-right members, will not seek reelection to his congressional seat and will retire from Congress …
Ella Lee / The Hill:
Trump says he told son Eric not to testify at fraud trial  —  Former President Trump says he directed his second eldest son, Eric Trump, not to testify again in the New York fraud trial threatening the family's business empire.  —  “Eric has already testified, PERFECTLY …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
Trump's Lawyers Keep Trying Hopeless Hail Marys in Court
Discussion: Alternet.org and Raw Story
Sarah Jones / New York Magazine:
America's White Evangelical Problem  —  When the journalist Tim Alberta's father unexpectedly died, another ordeal awaited Tim.  His father had pastored the Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian church in Michigan, where the Alberta family now gathered to honor his life alongside the congregation the father had nurtured.
Discussion: Raw Story and Newsbusters
Politico:
Dems assess wreckage of border talks: ‘They never should have started’  —  With a foreign aid package slated to go down on the Senate floor Wednesday, Democrats aren't hiding their frustration that border policies ever became linked to cash for Ukraine and Israel.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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NBC News:
Republicans storm out of briefing as Congress battles over Israel and Ukraine aid package
Chris Morris / Variety:
Norman Lear, TV Legend, Dies at 101  —  Writer-producer-developer Norman Lear, who revolutionized American comedy with such daring, immensely popular early-'70s sitcoms as “All in the Family” and “Sanford and Son,” died on Tuesday.  He was 101.  —  Lear's publicist confirmed to Variety …
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Daniel Arkin / NBC News:
Norman Lear, boundary-breaking TV master and progressive activist behind ‘All in the Family,’ dies at 101
Amanda Marcotte / Salon:
Trump is hiding his fascist plans in plain sight  —  Trump's nightmarish scheme was leaked to the New York Times — and yes, it was on purpose  —  Watching cable news is a frequent source of despair, but one especially fraught spiral occurred Monday while subjecting myself to “Morning Joe” on MSNBC.
Discussion: Raw Story and The Messenger
Matt Vespa / Townhall:
Are We Shocked a Dem Rep Said This About Florida and Texas?  —  It's one of those moments where you hear Winston Churchill's remarks about democracy: the most significant argument against it is five minutes with the average voter.  Yes, we're a constitutional republic, but you get the point.
Discussion: RedState and Fox News
ABC News:
Suspect ID'd in Texas shooting spree that left 6 dead, 3 injured  —  A suspect was arrested after the shootings in Austin and near San Antonio.  —  Police investigate a crime scene in Austin, Texas, after a series of shootings in Austin and near San Antonio on Dec. 5, 2023.
Johnny Rubin / House Committee on Ways and Means:
Newly Released Evidence Underscores Joe Biden's Excessive Use of a Secret Email Address to Communicate with his Son's Business Associates  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the House Ways and Means Committee voted to release 56 new pages of evidence showing that then-Vice President Joe Biden used …
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NBC News:
Morgan Wallen says there's ‘no excuse’ for his past use of a racial slur  —  The country singer addressed a years-old video that showed him using the n-word in an interview with Billboard.  —  In his first interview in two years, country superstar Morgan Wallen addressed the controversy …
Ben Smith / Semafor:
George Santos is earning six figures from Cameo videos  —  The Scene  —  Just before 6 p.m. on Tuesday, George Santos was at Best Buy on Northern Boulevard in Queens.  —  Santos, whose biography on the celebrity video platform Cameo identifies him as a “Former congressional ‘Icon’!
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
The report AT&T didn't want to produce  —  Last Friday, AT&T quietly published an extraordinary document.  For the first time ever, the company released a “political congruency report.”  The report, which covers the year 2022, looks at the “[s]tate and federal elected officials to whom AT&T …
Grayson Everett / Yellowhammer News:
Katie Britt: For a secure border, a strong homeland, and a safe world - President Trump is the choice in 2024  —  When I announced my candidacy for the United States Senate in 2021, I made my motivation clear: Wesley and I want to preserve the American Dream for our children - and for generations to come.
Associated Press:
US files war crime charges against Russians accused of torturing an American in the Ukraine invasion  —  The Justice Department says it has filed war crime charges against four members of the Russian military accused of abducting and torturing an American during the invasion of Ukraine.
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mpdc.dc.gov:
Juvenile Arrested for Armed Carjacking in Northeast  —  Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department's Carjacking Task Force the FBI Washington Field Office Violent Crimes Task Force announce a juvenile has been arrested in connection to an armed carjacking of a federal agent in the 100 block of 12th Street, Northeast.
 
 
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Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Comer, Jordan threaten to hold Hunter Biden in contempt of Congress after he rejects subpoena for deposition
New York Times:
A New Trump Administration Will ‘Come After’ the Media, Says Kash Patel
Alex Gangitano / The Hill:
Trump super PAC paints Biden as ‘dictator’ after remarks spark controversy
Discussion: The Messenger
Rafael Bernal / The Hill:
Julián Castro tapped to run Latino Community Foundation
Discussion: The Messenger, NBC News and Axios
Mark Scott / Politico:
Israel advocacy groups outspend pro-Palestinian groups on social media
 Earlier Items: 
Zachary Leeman / The Messenger:
Al Gore Says Social Media Algorithms Are ‘Digital Equivalent of AR-15s’
Discussion: Twitchy and Big League Politics
Emily Shugerman / The Daily Beast:
Pregnant Woman Carrying Doomed Fetus Sues to Get Abortion
Discussion: NPR, CBS News and The Texas Tribune
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
White House interns demand a Middle East cease-fire in letter to Biden
 

 
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